Posts tagged ‘interface’
Have you seen it? One of the best interfaces I’ve ever seen. Check out the quicktour movies for some true Apple design excellence. Nevertheless, some social software aspects (no, photo albums don’t count) would have been cool — and dragging keywords to pictures in order to tag them (like in iPhoto) is still a hassle…but wow, what an interface! I’m getting 1995 SGI vibes here (In a good way, that is! You know, that everyone-else-is-still-in-the-stone-age kind of feeling.).
Being able to mark the ones I’ve read is good.
And that means podcast integration! Aside from not being able to browse the Apple Podcast Directory for some reason, the interface for storing podcasts is really nice and simple. I’m switching from iPodderX, which used to be my tool of choice.
There are serious threats to the iTunes+iPod value chain now in the form of other better, more open music stores, and newÃ‚Â music players integrated directly into mobile phones with slick form factors. Is this the first step towards the downfall of Apples vertical value chain? Will the next version of iTunes offer a sales platform for podcasts? Will the next iPod be a mobile phone? Many questions, and as usual only Steve knows…
Couple of things; The hierarchy of metros should probably be flat altogether, editing of events could be more wikified, the fixed event categories should be dropped in favor of folksonomy. All in all: Kudos to Andrew!